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Biological Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: Building Coherence between Microbial Ecology and Molecular Mechanisms

Series: Progress in Biological Control Volume: 11

By: Keith Davies (Editor), Yitzhak Spiegel (Editor)

400 pages, 9 colour & 16 b/w illustrations


Paperback | Aug 2013 | #208764 | ISBN-13: 9789400736641
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Hardback | Dec 2010 | #184537 | ISBN-13: 9781402096471
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Biological Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes intends to review the biological control theme of phytonematodes from several prospects: ecological; applicative as well as commercial state of the art; understanding the mode-of-action of various biocontrol systems; interaction between the plant host, nematodes' surface and microorganism's; candidates for biocontrol; extrapolation of the wide knowledge existed in another systems for understanding biocontrol processes: C. elegans as a model and lessons from other natural systems; and exploiting advanced genomic tools to promote understanding biocontrol processes and thereafter improve specific biological control agents.

"Provides an overview of biological control systems and is a useful summary chapter with a realistic appraisal of various approaches. [...] Overall, it has been edited competently [...]  [...] the challenge for this book is how far the editors and chapters' authors have achieved the objective of reviewing the biological control theme from new perspective. On a superficial level of the book achieves this objective. [...] This book is 'thought provoking', in that it indicates ways forward that might enhance use of biological control agents."
- Roland N. Perry, Nematology, Vol. 14 (1), 2012


Chapter 1: Biological Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: An Ecological Perspective, A Review of Progress and Opportunities For Further Research
Chapter 2: Microbial Ecology and Nematode Control in Natural Ecosystems
Chapter 3: Microbial Interactions with Caenorhabditis elegans: Lessons from a Model Organism
Chapter 4: Exploiting Genomics to Understand the Interactions Between Root-knot Nematodes and Pasteuria penetrans
Chapter 5: Plant Nematode Surfaces
Chapter 6: Molecular Mechanisms of the Interaction Between Nematode-Trapping Fungi and Nematodes: Lessons from Genomics
Chapter 7: Ecology of Pochonia chlamydosporia in the Rhizosphere at the Population, Whole Organism and Molecular Scales
Chapter 8: Trichoderma as a Biological Control Agent
Chapter 9: New Insights on the Mode of Action of Fungal Pathogens of Invertebrates for Improving their Biocontrol Performance
Chapter 10: Endophytes Fungi
Chapter 11: Utilization of Biological Control for Managing Plant-Parasitic Nematodes
Chapter 12: Root Patho-Systems Nematology and Biological Control

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